We were founded in the belief that no one should be afraid to do the right thing and that the Internet offers the most promising way forward for the future of citizenship. Our work covers the whole spectrum of civic engagement — from conducting ground-breaking research to our networks that protect at-risk human rights defenders to the construction of our platform, we do it all, wherever and whenever help is needed.
This interactive and deeply moving event will allow you to understand the situation of freedom around the world but more specifically how democracy's decline is unfolding as more and more citizens and activists are persecuted, tortured, detained, and killed than ever before. Through a series of activities you will not just understand current threats to freedom but also learn more about how We The People is working to give over half the world the power to step up and speak out, as authoritarian leaders and demagogues across the world grip onto the reins of power and crush public will.
At 3pm a special screening of 'Black Code' will take place. This documentary examines how governments are manipulating the Internet to control their citizens.
But wait, there's more
Explore the stories of 15 big, bold, and brave activists who died for their cause. This provocative series will showcase activists from across the world powerfully illustrated using digital art.
What The Fact?!
Test your own knowledge and understand what the "fact" is happening to freedom across the world.
More about Black Code
A gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the Internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens, with stories from exiled Tibetan monks circumventing China's surveillance-apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists using social media to distribute alternative news, and online violence against women in Pakistan, we see firsthand the consequences that our unprecedented level of digital communication can produce. As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy will be challenged to the very core.
By the way
This event is free and open to the public. While most of the event will run from 2pm to 6pm Hong Kong local time, the documentary will only be screened at 3pm Hong Kong local time. Come by whenever, really.
And yes we will have food. And drinks.